“The police launched a full-fledged hunt for FEMEN activists after
the Interior Ministry’s Main Department in Kyiv opened a criminal case
on the basis of the sawing down of the cross in Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
The Kyiv office of FEMEN […] was blocked by the Interior Ministry
special troops all night,” FEMEN said in a press release issued on
FEMEN activists reiterate that they are “calm about the authorities’
ardor to put them behind bars and are not at all sorry for what they
have done and are ready for any development of the situation.”
According to earlier reports, FEMEN activists sawed down a cross in
central Kyiv located near the International Center for Culture and Arts
(Zhovtnevy Palace) to express their solidarity and support of Pussy Riot
on August 17.